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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Re: [BRYONET] Fissidens query

Zang,
I cannot see cell walls on the tuber-like structures, which points me towards the possibility that they are nematode galls, or something similar.
Ken
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2009 2:58 PM
Subject: RE: [BRYONET] Fissidens query

Zang:
 
I am not sure what this species is.  I do not recall ever seeing what these structures are.  Have you sent them to Si He.  He may be able to help you.
 
Paul

From: Zhang Li [zhangli@scib.ac.cn]
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 4:15 AM
To: bryonet-l@mtu.edu
Cc: zhangli
Subject: [BRYONET] Fissidens query

Dear bryofriends,

 

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

I came across a tiny Fissidens species from Macao, Southern China. The most peculiar characters are: 1) There are something similar to protonemata developed from rhizoids, I'd like to know if they are protonemata or not? 2) There are some rounded bodies attached on the rhizoids, are they tubers? Four images attached show the details.

 

Any suggestions are welcome.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Sincerely,

 

ZHANG, Li

 


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Dr. ZHANG, Li
Fairylake Botanical Garden
160 Xianhu Road, Liantang, Shenzhen 518004
Guangdong, China
Tel:+86-755-2570 0496
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E-mails: zhangli@scib.ac.cn, zhangli@szum.gov.cn,  zhangli@graduate.hku.hk, zhangli_siu@yahoo.com
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